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Friday, 29 June
George Michael's new single, White Light, was debuted this morning, have a listen now.
Laura Marling has spoken about her fourth album, which she plans to release early next year. "I finished writing a new album about a month ago. At the moment I'm in and out of the studio [Real World Studios, Bath] working with Ethan Johns," she explained. "It will probably be released in about six months."
Hot List exclusive: listen to Kotki Dwa's new album Staycations in full now, ahead of its release. Meanwhile the band play Sutton House, the oldest building in Hackney, on 14 July and you can read the band's recent guest column for Q about how they made the album in collaboration with The National Trust now.
M83 are set to score Tom Cruise's next film, sci-fi flick Oblivion. "I've wanted to do soundtracks for so long, and starting with such an ambitious project, especially in the sci-fi category, means a lot to me," explained mainman Anthony Gonzalez. "I'm not afraid to do my first soundtrack on a big Hollywood movie, with a big budget and a lot of pressure... I like challenges and it excites me more than frightens me. I can't wait to hear my music played by amazing musicians, and an orchestra and brass and maybe choirs. It's a chance to create something big and I'm ready for it."
Muse say new album The 2nd Law, out in September, will be groovy... and jazzy! "There's a bigger emphasis on groove, we've always tried to improve on that with every album and I think on two or three tracks we've really nailed it," Matt Bellamy told Zane Lowe. "There's a couple of tracks where we've captured the other side of us too, they're quite minimal. There's a really jazzy brass number, I even tried to get a sax solo."
Following their world record attempt to play loads of gigs in loads of cities this week, here's a rundown of The Flaming Lips strangest stunts... so far.
The latest round of AmpRockTv's intimate The Words films that capture the likes of My Chemical Romance and Marilyn Manson reacting to their own lyrics has gone live. Tune in now for short films with Evanescence and You Me At Six.
Snoop Dogg has been stopped by customers officers in Norway after he allegedly tried to cross the boarder carrying eight grams of marijuana.
David Byrne made a guest appearance at Amanda Palmer's gig at the Williamsburg Hall Of Music in New York on Wednesday as the pair performed Burning Down The House together.
Watch Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan performing The Celestials from new album Oceania acoustically.
Kanye West is reportedly set to release another free GOOD Friday track. This time it's believed to be a collaboration with Pusha T possible called New God Flow.
Noisettes will release their third album, Contact, on 27 August.
Looking ahead to The Stone Roses Heaton Park homecoming tonight, Professor Green recounts how Ian Brown personally asked him to support the band.
Talking of the Roses' return, this spoof documentary is spot on, have a watch.
The Enemy are set to play a headline show for the Summer Series At Somerset House, and frontman Tom Clarke tells The Q Festival Blog all about his band's plans for their evening in the capital.
Police officers suspected of leaking the infamous photos of Rihanna after she was beaten-up by then boyfriend Chris Brown will not face charges it has emerged.
Liam Gallagher sung an Oasis song for the first time since the band's split in the week as Beady Eye finally relented and included some of their old group's numbers. The band performed the Noel-penned Rock'n'Roll Star and Morning Glory at the show in Warrington.
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Today's Track Of The Day is The Stone Roses with Fool's Gold (Heaton Park special)
That's it for this week. More Hot List on Monday at noon, have a good weekend.
12:00 PM | 29/06/2012
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